Jeff Fryer (@jfryer2000): March 2012 Archives
At IAB, we listen a lot to our members and the digital industry. We discuss ideas with you at many of our events, too. And we genuinely want to hear from you, to help us move the industry forward.
As social media manager for IAB and the voice of @IAB, I’m always exploring networks, trends, and tools, and creative ways to strengthen relationships, communicate IAB efforts, create engaging content, help tell your stories, and foster a better two-way dialogue between IAB and its membership. One of those great social media tools we often use in those timely conversations is our Facebook page, of which I’m proud to say that the IAB has 13,549 followers as of this writing.
It’s been a big week in digital advertising. As many of you know, we recently released news of a new standard ad unit portfolio at the fifth anniversary of the IAB Annual Leadership Meeting, an exciting three days among the top thought leaders in digital advertising. Among that portfolio were six IAB Rising Stars Display ad units—new interactive units that enable marketers to tell bigger, bolder brand stories.
Facebook also unveiled its own news yesterday about Facebook Timeline for Brands at its Facebook Marketing Conference (fMC), to help brands tell better stories through their new products such as Timeline for Pages, Mobile Ads and Premium Ads. For those brands that may not have made the switch yet, here’s what some of our members have said about it:
AdWeek “Facebook Relaunches Its Ad Platform, Says Brand Pages Are At the Center”
(by Michael Lazerow, Chairman and CEO of Buddy Media)
AdAge “Facebook Offers Brands, Flush With Fans, New Ways to Spend Money”
(including quotes from Mark Renshaw, CIO of Leo Burnett and Bryan Weiner, CEO of 360i)
We’re pleased to announce that the IAB has already modified our Facebook Page to Timeline, at www.facebook.com/iab. Check it out as a great resource for IAB history, stories, and news. As we begin to share IAB history with interesting content, connect more with people, and tell better stories, take a look and let us know what you think.
Helping you better build your brand stories digitally is important to IAB. In fact, it’s one of our primary goals for 2012. As Randall Rothenberg, President and CEO of IAB, spoke about at our MIXX Conference & Expo in October 2011, such brand innovation in the digital industry will come from storytelling, not simply technology.
Help us continue to build better relationships with you, wherever you are and whatever platforms you use. We want to hear from you!
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